Camp LiveGirl 2017 Keynote Speakers
7/24 - SABRINA THOMPSON
Most of you probably know Sabrina as the runner-up from Survivor (Season 24: One World). In addition, she is the owner of KUU Productions (www.kuuproductions.com), which has produced features for NBC, CBS, Entertainment Tonight, The New York Times, People Magazine, ESSENCE, Ebony and also the Hillary Clinton 2016 Presidential campaign. She is also the founder of WEEN (Women in Entertainment Network), a NYC based women’s non-profit which currently has over 80,000 members.
7/25 - VINCENCIA ADUSEI
Vincencia Adusei is the Founder and President of VASE Management, A Construction Management/General Contracting Company
She has a unique blend of leadership, vision and knowledge. Vincencia attended the University of Bridgeport where she earned her Bachelors of Science (B.S.) degree and her Masters of Business Administration (MBA). Vincencia is a self-motivated, Ghanaian-American Entrepreneur and a transformative leader who spearheads a highly successful enterprise. She also serves on the Board of Directors for Fairfield County Community Foundation, Greater Bridgeport Community Enterprises/ The Green Team, and Connecticut Against Violence.
7/26 - KATE VANEK
Senior Vice President Finance - CFO US Media, Nielsen Company
Kate Vanek is Senior Vice President, Finance and serves as the operating CFO of the $2B US Media business within Nielsen, a $6B global information and measurement company with leading market positions in marketing and consumer information, television and other media measurement. Prior to Nielsen where Kate has been since 2013, she served as Vice President of Investor & Government Relations for Stanley Black & Decker, a global diversified industrial company best known for DeWalt, Stanley and Black & Decker branded products.
Previously, Kate was a Vice President at Bear Stearns in the credit products sales team where she worked on the CDS and corporate bond sales and trading floor. Kate has her MBA from Columbia Business School and graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Magna Cum Laude from the University of Richmond with majors in Spanish and International Studies with a concentration in Latin America. Passionate about empowering young women to succeed, Kate has been an active mentor and participant in the iMentor program since 2010 where she works closely with young women throughout their entire high school progression and into their first years of college. Kate is happily married with two children and lives in NYC.
7/27 ANNE ESPIRITU
VP Communications & Corporate Social Responsibility, Oscar Health Insurance (previously Head of Global PR, Yahoo)
Anne is currently the Vice President of Communications at Oscar Health. In this role, Anne is responsible for strengthening Oscar's brand in the media and clarifying the company's narrative and its value proposition.
Previously, she was the Vice President of Global Communications and Public Relations at Yahoo Inc. In this role, she helped lead the company through the most storied period in its history under Yahoo's current CEO and President, Marissa Mayer. Previously, she spent nearly seven years at Google overseeing communications for key consumer products such as Google search, geo-products, and Google+, just to name a few.
Before joining the world of technology, she spent more than two years living abroad, where she worked on socio-economic development projects funded by the International Finance Group (private sector of the World Bank Group). Anne graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in Political Economy of Industrial Societies at the University of California, Berkeley.
Fun fact! Anne was a competitive, amateur thai kick boxer during her early years and it was then where she learned the importance of courage, discipline and hard work -- all skills that have helped her progress in her career.
7/28 - HADLEY POLLET
Founder, Creative Director, President - Hadley Pollet (Brand)
Specialize in branded women's apparel and accessories design through creating a secret dialogue with customers via intentionally discreet design elements. Partnering with unknown female artisans who have mouths to feed, and homes to support worldwide. Specific focus on women's power, human trafficking, teaching women of all ages to find and hold their power via design, business, yoga, writing, speaking. TV appearances. Artist. Yogi. Writer. Designer. Speaker. Teacher.
"You know what you like and what you don’t like. Whatever you do, don’t try to fit in or squeeze yourself into someone else's expectations of you. Do everything possible to nourish and foster what makes you you. When you let your soul shine, it becomes contagious. You share your gifts with the world so others will share theirs and this sharing talents by everyone is what makes the world a better place. While you’re at it, remember, these are not YOUR gifts alone, they’re given to you by the Universe to enable change."